Intensive family-based programmes to prevent smoking — evidence summary

Summary of the evidence

Rating:
Beneficial

Intensive family-based programmes for preventing smoking by children and adolescents were found in a systematic review (Thomas et.al., 2015, 27 RCTs), to be effective in:

  • reducing cigarette use in adolescents (9 studies, N=4 810) (RR = 0.76, 95 % CI 0.68–0.84)

Details

Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.

Name of response option:
Family-based prevention programmes
Desired outcome(s):
reduce substance use
Area(s)
Prevention
Specific substance or pattern of use:
tobacco
Target group(s) or setting(s):
families